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NASA's Dawn gets its best glimpse yet of dwarf planet Ceres

At a resolution of just 27p, images captured by the Dawn probe as it approaches Ceres are the most detailed of the dwarf planet to date.

By January 19, 2015

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Buy a name for yourself -- on a Martian crater

A project called Uwingu has begun selling naming rights to 500,000 craters on Mars to try to raise $10 million for science research and education.

By February 26, 2014

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New image of Mars crater is, well, striking

The violent impact of a space rock on the Martian surface creates a compellingly beautiful image, but good thing no one's home up there.

By February 6, 2014

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John Lennon gets his own Mercury impact crater

John Lennon's name is now part of a heavenly body, with the pop-rocker joining some esteemed company on Mercury's surface.

By December 20, 2013

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Mars crater might be remnant of an ancient supervolcano

Scientists reevaluate what they thought was a massive impact crater on Mars. It may actually have had a much more fiery past.

By October 23, 2013

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Google Lunar XPrize: Blasting off with Moon Express at Kennedy Space Center

Moon Express is gunning for the $20 million Google Lunar XPrize. We went down to Florida to watch a test of the team's lunar lander and to get an early look at its historic new facility.

By January 22, 2015

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Traces of a wet past in Martian craters (pictures)

New images sent back from the European Space Agency's Mars Express show channels and erosion in Martian desert craters that hint at a watery past.

5 Images By August 1, 2013

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Tour Saturn's icy moons with new NASA color maps

NASA releases impressive before and after images of some of Saturn's most famous moons, revealing modern color maps with gorgeous detail.

By December 10, 2014

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Asteroid rockhounds rejoice: NASA unveils geologic map of Vesta

Vesta, an asteroid the size of Arizona, gets its own geologic map showing its history of meteorite impact craters over its billions of years of existence.

By November 18, 2014

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'Man in the Moon' gets a new origin story

Many have assumed the craters roughly forming the shape of a human face on the moon's surface were formed by space rocks, but new research supports the claim that it came from within our only natural satellite.

By October 1, 2014